Wednesday, October 26


Not that my subject title is a news update but I just read an article published today which in part read:

"An internal memo sent to Wal-Mart's board of directors proposes numerous ways to hold down spending on health care and other benefits while seeking to minimize damage to the retailers reputation. Among the recommendations are hiring more part-time workers and discouraging unhealthy people from working at Wal-Mart.

In the memorandum, M. Susan Chambers, Wal-Mart's executive vice president for benefits, also recommends reducing 401(k) contributions and wooing younger, and presumably healthier, workers by offering education benefits. The memo voices concern that workers with seven years' seniority earn more than workers with one year's seniority, but are no more productive.

What a great company. I have read and heard so many awful things about Wal-Mart and this just ads to the list. They are the equivalent of an unsupervised third world sweatshop that padlocks it's doors and makes seamstresses pee in bags underneath their desk to avoid taking time to use the restroom.

How much shittier can they treat their employees I mean seriously? People make, "an average of $17,500 a year and could face out-of-pocket expenses of $2,500 a year or more for health benefits"

All you conservatives out there who think this is bitching and moaning and that the world needs ditch diggers too, just try to imagine yourself living on your own on that salary. And don't even think about raising a family on that type of money.

I haven't bought anything from them in years and probably never will again. Fuck Wal-Mart.

Monday, October 24


I love my fortunes but always wish I could write one's for other people. Here are a few ideas I had. Anyone wishing to contribute in the comments section, please do.

- May your sex life be spicy, like our chicken curry.

- The love of your life will be swayed by your beauty and charm, and lot's of alcohol.

- You can move mountains with your persistence, or heavy machinery.

- Your wife is cheating on you, with me. Yes me, the fortune cookie writer guy.

- Yes we re-use the crispy noodles.

- What you lack in skill you make up with ignorance.

- The guy behind you is touching himself with chopsticks.

- Karate is an art form, but not when white people do it.

- That warm feeling in your belly is love. Well, love or a bad batch of dumplings.

- Low lighting is your friend. (this one I may have heard somewhere now that I'm re-reading it).

- Stay close to a bathroom if you ordered the lobster fried rice (it wasn't lobster).

- A new name will bring you luck. Like with ours after the dept of health closed us down and reopened under a new one.

Thursday, October 6


Haven't posted in awhile. Been busy with photography moreso than writing of late.

Check out my new slideshow I just reorganized and added some pics to HERE.

Weekend before last I went to Chicago for my best friend's 30th birthday party. Got to fly first class both ways (he works for the airline and gets me buddy passes) so that was pretty smooth, dude.

The party on Saturday night was quite the scene


I managed to bang out about 370 pictures in one day which is a record for me. Of course you don't get many good shots with that high volume but a few came out nice. Here's my boy Nindorf, who's party it was:


I had a really good time. I got really really drunk as well because we did a 2 hour all you can drink for 30 bucks thing. I had a lot of crown and cokes during that time period which made me take shots like this :)

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So last weekend I went apple/peach/pumpkin pickin' with Jordana, my gal. I'm normally not the type to go apple pickin' what with the outdoors and bugs and snot nosed children and all...But we had a really great time. The farm people were quite insistent that you "pay for what you pick" and had signs everywhere saying so:

pay for pick.jpg

At one point Jordana wanted to sit down under some apple trees and just relax but I was nervous. I said "I don't really want to sit on the ground." She said "What's wrong with you? Stop being such a city boy."

I didn't know what was on that ground.

I didn't want to get my jeans dirty.

I ended up sitting down.

I turned my head and about 3 feet away from us was an almost completely decomposed carcass of a deer.

We both immediately got up and ran away but she went back and took a picture of it which I will post tomorrow because I don't have it online right now. To tide you over here's a picture of Jordana and I:

jordana and daniel